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In brief: Down syndrome walk part of Valleyfest

Thu., Sept. 6, 2012, midnight

SPOKANE VALLEY – Community members are invited to participate in the fourth annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk on Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. at Discovery Park, 2426 N. Discovery Place.

The walk is 1 mile and easy enough so that all ages can join in. The event was developed to promote awareness and inclusion for people with Down syndrome and to raise funds for local and national education, research and advocacy programs.

To register and for more information visit

The walk is held in conjunction with Spokane Valley’s annual celebration, Valleyfest. For a listing of activities and more information visit>

Fashion event planned at River Park Square

DOWNTOWN – Spokane will have its own Fashion’s Night Out at River Park Square from 5 to 9 p.m. today

Celebrated in more than 100 cities and 16 countries, Fashion’s Night Out is considered the fashion event of the season. Spokane fashionistas can shop the latest fall trends at River Park Square. Visitors are also encouraged to drop off new or gently used make-up and beauty products for Project Beauty Share or new or gently used clothes for Our Sister’s Closet. Donations may be dropped off at the concierge desk.

Shoppers who spend $50 during Fashion’s Night Out will have an opportunity to win a $100 River Park Square gift certificate. Bring receipts to the concierge desk to enter.

Cancer benefit hosted by Dow students

DOWNTOWN – The graduating esthetics class at Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design, 309 W. Riverside Ave., will host Fun in the Sun on Saturday, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., to benefit Cancer Patient Care.

The event will focus on skin cancer awareness and will feature a fashion show, hair, nail and make-up competitions, make-up demonstrations, a silent auction and raffles.

The event is free. All proceeds from the fundraiser will support Cancer Patient Care.

Mobius plans street fair Saturday

DOWNTOWN – The Mobius Science Center and Mobius Kids Children’s Museum will have a street festival Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The family-friendly event will include free, guided tours of Mobius’ new science center and visitors can see Mobius’ newly renovated Children’s Museum. There will also be arts and crafts, robotics, hands-on science activities and food.

The free festival will be downtown, on Main Avenue between Lincoln and Post streets. For more information call (509) 444-2350.

Boutique plans fall clearance sale

NEVADA/LIDGERWOOD – The Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave., will have its super fall clearance sale at the Thrifty Boutique beginning Tuesday.

Shoppers can find $1 bargains on blouses, pants, skirts, shorts and summer dresses. The sale will run through Sept. 20 and the boutique will be open Tuesdays through Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information call (509) 327-1584 or visit>

Fall pottery classes begin Sept. 24

CHIEF GARRY PARK – The Spokane Potters’ Guild, 1404 N. Fiske St., will have fall pottery classes covering oxidation, reduction and raku methods of firing. Classes start Sept. 24 for beginners through advanced levels, age 18 and older. All classes are $110 per person.

• Wheel throwing – beginning only. Mondays, Sept. 24-Nov. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. or Saturdays, Sept. 29-Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-noon.

• Wheel throwing – all levels. Mondays, Sept. 24-Nov. 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m. or Thursdays, Sept. 27-Nov. 15, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

• Wheel throwing – intermediate. Wednesdays, Sept. 26-Nov. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

• Hand building – intermediate/advanced. Thursdays, Sept. 27-Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m.

• Hand building – all levels. Saturdays, Sept. 29-Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-noon.

The course fee includes two additional hours of open studio time each week class is held. A lab fee of $15 will cover the first 25 pound bag of clay, glazes and firing costs. Class size is limited to eight students. To register, call (509) 532-8225.

Sons of Norway celebrates anniversary

SPOKANE COUNTY – The Spokane Sons of Norway Tordenskjold Lodge will celebrate its 105th anniversary on Sunday with dinner and guest speakers at 4:30 p.m. at the lodge, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd.

Dinner will include roast pork, baby carrots in herb butter, potatoes, pickled herring and dessert.

Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children age 7 to 12, age 6 and younger eat for free when accompanied with a paying adult.

For more information call (509) 326-9211 or visit>


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